Globe Artichoke

Latin Name
Cynara scolymus
Other Common Names
Herbal Actions (Column)
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What is Artichoke?

The globe artichoke was a delicacy in ancient Rome — often featured during celebrations and ceremonies.
This herb is both food and medicine. The unopened bracts are eaten with butter and lemon, while the leaves are used as a tea and tincture for its potent bitter and liver tonic effects.
Herbalists use artichoke leaves for liver conditions, high cholesterol, weak digestion, metabolic disorders, diabetes, and inflammatory bowel disease.
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Common Names For Artichoke

  • Artichoke
  • Alcachofra
  • Artichaut
  • Tyosen-azami

Herbal Actions of Artichoke

  • Antioxidant
  • Bitter
  • Carminative
  • Cholagogue
  • Choleretic
  • Diuretic
  • Hepatoprotective
  • Hypocholesterolemic
  • Spasmolytic